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Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, chapter 7 (search)
t he had invited a party of Confederate officers, on their way back to Virginia from various points where they had been stranded, to take supper with us. Only two of them came, however, Maj. Hallet, a very boyishlooking fellow for a major, and Capt. Selden, a very handsome man, and as charming as he was good-looking. The others wouldn't come because they said they were too ragged and disreputable to go where ladies were. Captain Selden said they hadn't twenty-five cents among them, and told soCaptain Selden said they hadn't twenty-five cents among them, and told some very funny stories of their pinching and scheming to make their way without money. We have been flanking hotels ever since we left Macon, he said with a laugh, and I was so glad we had the remains of our good dinner to give them. Maj. Hallet said he staid in Macon four weeks after he got his discharge trying to raise money enough to pay his fare home, but couldn't clear 50, and Garnett consoled him by confessing that he had just had to beg father for a quarter to pay the barber. Then Mett
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at Nashville, Dec. 15-16, 1864. (search)
hies. Cantey's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. C. M. Shelley: 17th Ala., Capt. John Bolling; 26th Ala., Capt. D. M. Gideon; 29th Ala., Capt. S. Abernathy; 37th Miss., Maj. S. H. Terral. Reynolds's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. D. H. Reynolds: 1st Ark. Mounted Rifles (dismounted), Capt. R. P. Parks; 2d Ark. Mounted Rifles (dismounted), Maj. J. P. Eagle; 4th Ark., Maj. J. A. Ross; 9th Ark., Capt. W. L. Phefer; 25th Ark., Lieut. T. J. Edwards. Artillery Battalion (Truehart's): Ala. Battery (Lumsden's); Ala. Battery (Selden's); Ala. Battery (Tarrant's). Cheatham's Corps (formerly Hardee's), Lieut.-Gen. B. F. Cheatham. Brown's division. Gist's Brigade, Lieut.-Col. Z. L. Walters: 46th Ga., Capt. Malcolm Gillis; 65th Ga. and 8th Ga. Battalion, Capt. W. W. Grant; 2d Ga. Battalion Sharp-shooters, Capt. William H. Brown; 16th S. C., Capt. J. W. Boling; 24th S. C., Capt. W. C. Griffith. Maney's Brigade, Col. H. R. Feild: 4th Confed., and 6th, 9th, and 50th Tenn., Lieut.-Col. G. W. Pease; 1st and 27th Tenn., L
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 7: military operations in Missouri, New Mexico, and Eastern Kentucky--capture of Fort Henry. (search)
ht field-pieces, an assault on the fort would be foolish. He could not retreat or remain with safety, and his military knowledge warned him that it would be very hazardous to leave a well-garrisoned fort behind him. So he forded the Rio Grande at a point below Fort Craig, and out of reach of its guns, for the purpose of drawing Canby out. In this he was successful. Canby at once threw a force across the river, These consisted of the Fifth, Seventh, and Tenth Regular Infantry, under Captains Selden and Wingate, and the volunteer regiments of Colonels Carson and Pine. to occupy a position on an eminence commanding the fort, which it was thought Sibley might attempt to gain. In the afternoon of the following day, some cavalry, under Captain Duncan, and a battery were sent across, and drew a heavy cannonade from the Texans. The infantry were nearly all thrown into confusion, excepting Colonel Kit Carson's regiment. The panic was so great that Canby ordered a return of all the fo
done better than Generals Lane and McGowan and Colonel Brockenbrough. The light division, (A. P. Hill's,) although unfortunately deprived of the presence of their gallant commander, showed on this day that the spirit with which he had inspired them by success, on so many battle-fields, was still present; and each and all did their duty. A list of killed and wounded has been furnished. I cannot close this report without adding, that my personal staff, Captains Finney and Harrison, Lieutenants Selden and Heth, and acting engineer officer, W. O. Slade, deserve my thanks for their gallantry and coolness on all occasions during the battle. For acts of individual gallantry, I respectfully refer you to the reports of brigade and regimental commanders. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, H. Heth, Brigadier-General. Report of Brigadier-General Rodes. headquarters D. H. Hill's division, May 25, 1863. Major A. S. Pendleton: Major: I have t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Gettysburg campaign--official reports. (search)
e; but I have been unable to find out the names of the commanders of those batteries stationed at the points where important service was rendered — all reports of artillery officers being made through their chief. My thanks are particularly due to Major Pegram for his ready co-operation. He displayed his usual coolness, good judgment and gallantry. My thanks are also due to my personal staff--Major Finney, Assistant Adjutant-General; Major Harrison, Adjutant and Inspector-General; Lieutenants Selden and Heth, my Aids-de-Camp, and Acting Engineer-Officer William O. Slade--for their valuable services in conveying orders and superintending their execution. I take this occasion to mention the energy displayed by my Chief Quartermaster, Major A. W. Vick, and his assistants, in collecting transportation for the division when in Pennsylvania, the division having a limited supply when it crossed the Potomac; also to Major Hungerford, Chief Commissary of Subsistence, and his assistants
ent in lamps:Boyd, 1869. Beschke,1866. in carburetors:Bassett,1862. 4. Fire-brick and crucibles:Peters,1862. English patent 2318 of 1862, asbestos, fireclay, and graphite. Lewis, 1871. A covering of asbestus twisted into a rope and wound around a crucible. 5. Packing for hot-air engines:Lanbereau,1859. for explosive engines:Drake,1865. for steam engines:Drake,1865. combined with hair:Murphey,1870. loose flock asbestus;Hoke. 6. Boiler covering:Peters,1862. Hardy,1869.Selden and Kidd,1865. Murphy,1870.Spencer,1868. Riley,1871.French,1869. Murfey,1870. 7. For forming a radiating surface, as in gasstoves, fire-grates, and broilers. 8. In porcelain manufactures, of teeth especially, placed on the side of a muffle to isolate the biscuit from the slide, to prevent its becoming attached thereto in the process of baking. 9. As an anti-friction composition for journalbearings, pistons, etc. British patent, 2048 of 1858.Devlin, 1860. Peters, 1862.Devlin,
one piece with the piston d of the steam-cylinder, rises and falls as steam is admitted above or below it. A fly-wheel e rotated by an eccentric connected with the piston-rod regulates the velocity of the strokes Paragon steam-pump. The Selden steam-pump (Fig. 5721) has two pump-cylinders, operating by a plunger directly connected with the piston-rod, working in a cylinder between them. The cylinder is of greater diameter than the piston, enabling water containing grit and dirt to be pumped without injuring the parts by grinding. Selden steam-pump. The steam-cylinder valve-rod projects beyond each end of the steam-chest and has a lever at each end, which is struck by a rod on the piston passing through the two cylinder heads, thus operating the valve. Knowles's steam-pump. In Knowles's steam-pump (Fig. 5722), the steam and pump cylinders are both horizontal, and the latter is provided with an air-chamber to cause a uniform delivery of water. Fig 5723 illustr
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, New Mexico Volunteers. (search)
try. Organized at Fort Union and Santa Fe, N. M., July 1 to August 13, 1861. Duty at Fort Union till February, 1862. Action at Valverde, N. M., February 21. Pursuit of Confederate forces April 13-22. Duty in Central Northern and Santa Fe Districts till May, 1862. Consolidated with 2nd Infantry, to form 1st New Mexico Cavalry May 31, 1862. Reorganized. Organized October 1, 1863. Attached to Department of New Mexico and on garrison duty by detachments at Forts Union, Selden, Craig, Bowie, Cummings, McRae, Goodwin and other points in that Department during entire term of service. (Co. K at Fort Lyon, Colo., September, 1864, to February, 1865.) Expedition from Fort Craig, N. M., to Fort Goodwin, Ariz., May 16 to August 2, 1864 (Co. I ). Expedition to Pinal Mountains July 18-August 17, 1864 (Detachment Co. I ). Expedition to Pinal Creek August 1-5, 1864. Expedition from Fort Craig to Fort Goodwin, Ariz., October 1-November 27, 1864. Mustered out N
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 6 (search)
human skill; if the answer to the old Puritan catechism, , What is the chief end of man? is to be changed, as, according to modern state craft it ought to be, why, be it so. Nicholas of Russia made a catechism for the Poles, in which they are taught that Christ is next below God, and the Emperor of all the Russias is next below Christ. So, judging by the tenor of his recent speeches, Daniel has got a new catechism, What is the chief end of man? The old one of the Westminster divines, of Selden and Hugh Peters, of Cotton and the Mathers, used to answer, To glorify God and enjoy him forever ; that is Kane-treason, now. The chief end of man ?--why, it is to save the Union! A voice.-Three cheers for the Union! Mr. Philips.--Feeble cheers those--[Great applause]--and a very thankless office it is to defend the Union on that day. Did you ever read the fable of the wolf and the house-dog? The one was fat, the other gaunt and famine-struck. The wolf said to the dog, You are very f
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 13 (search)
him,-- Go! forget that you have a wife and children to ruin, and remember only that you have France to save. England says, That is Coke, who flung the laurels of eighty years in the face of the first Stuart, in defence of the people. This is Selden, on every book of whose library you saw written the motto of which he lived worthy, Before everything, Liberty! That is Mansfield, silver. tongued, who proclaimed, Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive our air, that momeis young ambition; one whose humane and incessant efforts to make the penal code worthy, of our faith and our age ranked his name with McIntosh and Romilly, with Bentham, Beccaria, and Livingston. Best of all, one who had some claim to say, with Selden, Above all things, liberty, for in the slave's battle his voice was of the bravest,--Robert Rantoul. [Prolonged and hearty plaudits.] He died crowned with the laurels both of the Forum and Senate-house. The Suffolk Bar took no note of his death
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